R. L. Burnside

Blues, Musical Artist

1926 – 2005

 Credit ยป
82

Who was R. L. Burnside?

Robert Lee "R. L." Burnside, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist who lived much of his life in and around Holly Springs, Mississippi. He played music for much of his life, but did not receive much attention until the early 1990s. In the latter half of the 1990s, Burnside repeatedly recorded with Jon Spencer, garnering crossover appeal and introducing his music to a new fanbase within the underground garage rock scene.

One commentator noted that Burnside, Big Jack Johnson, Paul "Wine" Jones, Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes and James "Super Chikan" Johnson were "present-day exponents of an edgier, electrified version of the raw, uncut Delta blues sound."

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Nov 23, 1926
Harmontown
Also known as
  • Robert Lee Burnside
  • R L Burnside
  • R.L. Burnside
  • Rural
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Sep 1, 2005
Memphis

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"R. L. Burnside." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 15 Apr. 2024. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/r_l_burnside>.

Discuss this R. L. Burnside biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Browse Biographies.net